Alba Graduate Business School, the American College of Greece is one of the top graduate business schools in Europe, located in the historic capital of Athens, and accredited by AMBA, NECHE and EPAS (EFMD). Alba is famous for being innovative (AMBA innovation award 2015) and for being extremely friendly and customer-centric. Business Unusual is the founding DNA of Alba. A way of thinking and working in business, a way of living in society. It signifies the unwavering commitment to setting sights over the horizon, reaching for visionary ideals and working restlessly to get there, against the tide and against all odds. This is the spirit in which Alba pursues the transformative, Business Unusual, learning journey. Alba was created by the Greek companies in 1992 and since 2011 it formed a strategic alliance with the American College of Greece, aiming to create a top international educational institution in Greece.Show more
Alba is good value for money when compared to other MBA schools in Europe and their programs are indeed run entirely in English. However, I do feel the ‘Business Unusual’ is just clever marketing as it’s a traditional business school with a few ‘unusual courses’ thrown in which turned out to be disappointing. As with many schools, they have a few great, many decent and a few terrible lecturers. What makes it frustrating is that despite course evaluations, nothing really changes and it does not seem feedback from students is valued at all. The academic office is also very rigid and not very flexible to student needs. It’s a very formal and distant relationship. You never really feel a part of Alba. The career office services is targeted mainly for junior professionals though they run many useful workshops. Overall, it’s not a bad choice but it’s wise to talk to people and shop around to ensure you get what you’re looking for in an MBA.View more
Excellent, distinguished professors are coming to Athens for the program therefore there are focused to the students and there is great interaction, a lot of awards in international contest ie best business plan etc competing with top global
1. Faculty is quite good
2. The school offer a wide range of courses suitable for both working and non-working professionals
3. The school assist in the placement procedure
4. The school has a good mix of international students
This MBA program has proven to be not only an insightful and enlightening experience for me, as an individual and professional, but also an extremely good investment.
The ROI has been tremendous and the degree itself unlocked for me new possibilities and horizons abroad. More specifically, right after the completion of the program, and even before my graduation, i was able to capitalize and make a tremendously important life decision – to move abroad and establish myself as an international HR professional within a global organization.
This program empowered me.
Look forward to doing one more Master program there. Very helpful professors with great expertise.
On the other hand, i strongly believe that needs to be taken into consideration the size of each class since i was member of a 40 people. In my opinion a Master program must have at most 25 people.View more
I would definitely recommend it. It helped set the standards in terms of academic background and discipline for my later on a professional career. The level of professors was exceptional and assisted for a better and deeper understanding of finance but also helped to get prepared on how to work in order to deliver projects on time.View more
It is generally a good educational facility for business executives and staff. The knowledge provided is exceptional for all businesses with an international mindset. All professors that are coming here are top class from other international business schools with a strong sense of how academia is merged with real market demands. However, I have to point out that is definitely not a good option for someone looking for work. The Career Office -which they advertise and charge- is rubbish. The simply don’t know how to promote students and they have no knowledge of how the Greek companies actually work. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone other than business staff for which the programmes are paid for.View more
Overall, the program was excellent, focusing on real business perspectives & life, innovative, modern, efficient, rather than dealing with too much academic theory. Great professors, nice location in the center of Athens with easy access.View more
Studying at ALBA Graduate Business School was a great experience. The curriculum of the MBA program is very solid and you’ve got high caliber professors presenting you with topics that are relevant to the current business world. The most important thing is that you meet with important business people and and you expand you networkView more
The ALBA MBA Program was insightful and updated with the market needs. The overall experience was really helpful to face the outside professional reality. We had the chance to meet great professors and communicate with professionals from the Greek and International market.View more